Archive for 'Science & Technology'
The Hill - Kate Tummarello The nation’s libraries are backing legislation that would curb the powers of the National Security Agency. Revelations about NSA surveillance have created a “climate of concern” for libraries, which are seeking to defend the freedom to read and research away from the government’s prying eyes.
The Hill – Molly K Hooper House Republicans are considering various legislative options that would either tacitly or explicitly rip the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. A handful of House GOP lawmakers told The Hill that the party is debating how best to express disapproval of the multilateral agreement, which was struck shortly after […]
CNN Money – Aaron Smith Cyber Monday sales broke a record in 2013, with shopping on mobile devices leading the charge. Cyber Monday sales jumped 20.6% year-to-year, making it the biggest online shopping day in history, according to an analysis released by IBM Tuesday.
A new study from China is firing up the debate over the connection between abortion and an increase in breast cancer rates. The study, published in the peer reviewed Cancer Causes and Control, shows that the likelihood that a woman will face an increased chance of developing breast cancer after one abortion is 44%. The […]
NBC News – Matthew J. Belvedere It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday. “When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” […]
The Washington Free Beacon – Adam Kredo Rouhani: ‘Our enrichment will never stop’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to “forge ahead” with Iran’s nuclear enrichment program over the weekend and announced the upcoming construction of a second nuclear reactor in the province of Bushehr. Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plantcame online in 2011 and is operated with […]
The Hill - Kate Tummarello Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday slammed the recent deal with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programs, saying he’s “very discouraged.” The deal — which involves limitation for Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased sanctions from the U.S. — is “a total victory” for Iran, Corker said on CBS’s “Face the […]
The Hill – Elise Viebeck The Obama administration claimed victory Sunday for making HealthCare.gov workable for the vast majority of users, a standard that will be tested as millions of people flood the site in the next three weeks. Sunday marked the passage of the administration’s self-imposed deadline for fixing the broken ObamaCare enrollment website, […]
By Olga Kharif – Bloomberg.com A year ago, James Robinson played a trick on about 600 salespeople at a company where you wouldn’t expect the employees to be easily fooled. Staffers at Websense Inc. got a generic-looking e-mail that encouraged them to click on a link to learn which product they could sell to earn […]
The Hill – Rebecca Shabad Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Obama administration’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify before his committee next Wednesday on the ObamaCare rollout. “Given your continued unwillingness to appear voluntarily next week, I am left with no choice but to compel your appearance. Please find attached to this letter a […]